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Red Bellied Woodpecker
2nd PlaceRed Bellied Woodpecker
Gatorguy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Lakeville, MN
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2009

Thanks for the votes everyone. I was setup in a blind for about 90 minutes or so and saw a variety of birds fly in. I liked this one best for the head position.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 138
Avg (all users): 7.3050
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 7.1831
Avg (non-participants): 7.3721
Views since voting: 5470
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 200
Comments: 50
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/01/2014 01:36:05 PM
This is amazing! The detail and that background is outstanding!
01/06/2010 08:26:04 PM
This is beautiful, stunning color and detail. I too spent awhile in a blind, (nearly froze solid) but just didn't quite get the results you did. Congratulations, this is truly a wonderful image.
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01/06/2010 07:52:39 PM
I absolutly love the shot...great work. congrats on the ribbon.
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01/06/2010 10:53:03 AM
Magnificent colors and composition
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01/05/2010 09:39:40 PM
Sweet image - congrats on the ribbon!
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01/05/2010 03:32:00 AM
Excellent work, Bill. Many congrats.
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01/04/2010 07:58:52 PM
Congratulations. Superb shot. I love the pretty little bird, and his pose, but that background is just as delicious.
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01/04/2010 07:26:32 PM
Wow! Fabulous! Congrats on your wait and talent paying off!
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01/04/2010 06:32:10 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!! Deserving it's a superb shot!!
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01/04/2010 05:48:47 PM
Congrats on your red. Great lighting and exposure.
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01/04/2010 05:25:13 PM
beautiful!! one of my top scorers!! great detail and lovely colors!!
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01/04/2010 02:16:18 PM
Great shot! Congrats.
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01/04/2010 12:56:23 PM
Great capture, congratulations on your red ribbon.
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01/04/2010 12:39:54 PM
Excellent shot,the detail is just amazing...congrats!
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01/04/2010 11:32:32 AM
I am glad at least someone that i think deserved it got a ribbon in this challenge! truely a wonderful shot for the challenge!!
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01/04/2010 09:46:34 AM
Fantastic details. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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01/04/2010 09:46:16 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, and on having a fine shot of this little woody. BTW, I like your pet.
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01/04/2010 09:18:57 AM
This was perfect in every way. Congrats.
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01/04/2010 08:48:57 AM
Wow! What a flawless picture of such a beautiful creature! Congratulations on 2nd place!
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01/04/2010 08:11:17 AM
delicate... congrats!
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01/04/2010 06:03:17 AM
Congrats on the red! Should match that bird's head nicely.
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01/04/2010 04:34:11 AM
Congrats! One of my top scores given to this outstanding image!
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01/04/2010 01:19:57 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - I thought this shot would take the blue.
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01/04/2010 12:05:36 AM
Beautiful details and colors - congratulations!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 11:30:44 PM
Amazing clarity and color. Looks like you had great light. I can't wait to see what lens you used for this.
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01/03/2010 10:27:16 PM
you know I would have expected the belly of this woodpecker to be red...hmmm but you have an excellent picture I will say...good job
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01/03/2010 09:43:49 PM
Lovely lighting on this bird and I particularly like that you captured this while the bird's head was turned.
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01/03/2010 06:26:53 PM
Sweet looking!
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01/03/2010 04:39:13 PM
Beautiful image. Nice tight composition under good light.
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01/01/2010 06:59:01 AM
Very nice shot ... really like the color, loght and focus.
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01/01/2010 02:39:25 AM
beautiful bird and an excellent portrait, love the background
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12/31/2009 12:59:19 PM
wonderful immage my pick for the top spot(behind me) lol 10
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12/30/2009 02:12:00 PM
Looks like a winner! Great shot.
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12/30/2009 02:04:03 PM
Nice lighting and comp, 9
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12/30/2009 10:40:56 AM
Excellent light and detail - fine capture!
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12/29/2009 08:39:16 PM
Amazing light here. Nicely captured as well. I think I might have cropped some off the top.
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12/29/2009 06:10:32 PM
The lighting and the colors are just warm and beautiful! 9.
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12/29/2009 02:52:34 PM
Gorgeous Redbelly! I was trying to get one all week and never got a shot I liked. This I like; lighting and detail are great. Excellent portrait.
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12/29/2009 01:17:26 PM
Textbook quality.
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12/29/2009 08:41:58 AM
This is perfection. The focus, texture of his feathers and the DOF. WOW
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12/29/2009 07:39:37 AM
Beautiful detail and smooth background! Excellent!
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12/28/2009 09:42:16 PM
This is really rich in color, tone and detail...very nice bird portrait!
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12/28/2009 04:04:45 PM
Very well done, absolutely captures this bird.
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12/28/2009 03:40:23 PM
I hope this gets the sort of score it deserves - shots like this don't just happen. 10
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12/28/2009 02:47:09 PM
That is a might nice lens. Your focus, colors, light all are perfectly wonderful.
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12/28/2009 12:58:02 PM
One of my highest marks. great light, great focus .Might be a tad over sharpened, but probably a serious crop too.
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12/28/2009 11:47:08 AM
Stunning portait - what colours!
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12/28/2009 08:31:54 AM
Very Nice
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12/28/2009 12:23:44 AM
beautiful. one of my faves. 10
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12/28/2009 12:14:48 AM
beautiful...love the colour, light, pose...great dof...well done 9
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